Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by Maturity, Mar 26, 2012.
What could be the side effects of drinking coffee?
I better start with advantages!
Coffee Lowers Effects of Liver Damage
One great thing to look forward to in drinking your daily coffee is that it is providing your liver with necessary protection if you have had a few too many the night before. Coffee drinkers who also imbibe in alcohol have been known to have a lower risk of cirrhosis to the liver. Though you should do all things in moderation, like drinking, the benefit coffee provides is priceless!
Coffee Increases Happiness
The study shows that daily coffee drinking will add to your overall happiness because of the amounts of dopamine that are being pumped into your bloodstream. But remember to keep your dosage under two cups per day because that will otherwise put you at risk for higher anxiety. It is a delicate balance!
What most coffee drinkers are loving is the amount of antioxidants that they can get just by drinking their delicious brew. Antioxidants are what you need to fight all of the free radicals that can cause cell damage spreading through your body. Coffee is not the highest in antioxidants, but it is the most consumed source out there.
If you're like most healthy adults, you can safely consume about 200 to 300 mg of caffeine per day, which equals around two to four cups of brewed coffee. You are more likely to experience unwanted effects such as insomnia, nervousness, irritability, upset stomach, muscle tremors and increased heartbeat if you drink more than four cups of coffee a day. You could be more sensitive to coffee's effects, however. You are more likely to experience negative effects with smaller amounts if you aren't used to consuming caffeine, if you have a small body size or if you have an anxiety disorder.
You may also be at increased risk of ill effects from coffee if it contains caffeine and you take certain medications or herbal supplements. For instance, certain antibacterial medications can impede caffeine's breakdown and increase the amount of time that its effects linger in your body. Additionally, you may experience heart palpitations, nausea and vomiting if you drink caffeinated coffee in conjunction with a bronchodilator called theophylline. You can reduce your risk of experiencing negative effects if you ask your pharmacist or doctor about whether consuming coffee could influence your medications.
Thank you sana.